Gesch Family History

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Gesch Name Meaning

North German: from Gesch, a metronymic from a pet form of Gertrud, the first syllable deriving from Old High German ger, gar ‘spear’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pesch, Gosch, Esch, Mesch, Tesch, Pech, Geck, Gasch, Goetsch, Hersch

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Gesch Family Origin

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Gesch Family Occupations

What did your Gesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gesch. 19% of Gesch men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Gesch women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gesch were Electrician and Chamber Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Electrician
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • School Teacher
    11%
  • Bookeeper
    6%
  • Chamber Maid
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gesch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gesch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 405 immigration records available for the last name Gesch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gesch. For the veterans among your Gesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gesch Life Expectancy

What is the average Gesch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gesch in 1963 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gesch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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